Richmondshire has a higher than national average number of people working in the construction sector, 7.4% of the total workforce, giving an edge in terms of skills and experience in the sector.
Key to the success of the sector is the excellent transport infrastructure, well established supply chains and the strong reputations of the businesses based here.
With close links to opportunities in the Tees Valley Region and opportunities within the district to develop employment land, thanks to recent major road infrastructure projects, businesses in Richmondshire are ideally positioned.
Larger scale construction businesses including Biker Group, recognized in the top 100 businesses in Yorkshire for growth and Tom Willoughby, an award-winning specialist in the defence and education sectors are located here.
There is a wide range of SME construction support businesses to provide essential skills and labour to enable the successful delivery of larger scale development projects.
The Supply Chain Network Project operates within the district, offering support to businesses who want to take advantage of regional supply chains. It offers access to opportunities, expertise and funding to enable businesses to market themselves to new customers.